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Thomas Frank makes admission about future amid Manchester United and Chelsea links

Thomas Frank admitted his future may lie away from Brentford amid Manchester United and Chelsea links.

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Thomas Frank admits he wants to win titles in his career amid speculation linking him with the Manchester United and Chelsea jobs.

The Brentford head coach has enjoyed life in West London since taking over the Bees in 2021 and his successes are now paying dividends with links emerging to some of the Premier League’s top clubs.

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Erik ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain and the Red Devils could be on the hunt for a new manager over the summer.

United finished in eighth place and only victory in the FA Cup final against Manchester City will guarantee them a place in Europe next season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have decided to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino, despite the Argentina finishing sixth in his first season.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Frank is a top contender for both jobs and the 50-year-old has been very open about where he would like his future to go.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, he said: “We all have an ego.

“Mine’s not the biggest but it’s not the smallest and it’s always the ego that gets in the way of good performances and life.

“Also, I’m realistic in many ways. I’m enjoying my life here. This is probably the perfect football life, working in a good club in London, in the best league in the world with good players, we can compete.

“Do we want to win titles? Yes, that would be nice but it’s not do-or-die. I still think it’s possible to win a cup and that’s the aim, to go as far as possible.

“If a big club one day comes to knock on my door, then I need to consider it but it’s not something I’m hunting.

“I could stay in Brentford for… well, forever is probably a crazily long time but I could stay here for a further sustained period.

“One day maybe I need to try something else, I don’t know. I’m more open.

“I’m happy here and sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for. Also, in football, you can’t plan. Keep your head down, work and see where it takes you.”

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.